The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a federally-funded program that provides emergency assistance to low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes, that pay a high proportion of household income for drinking water and wastewater services. LIHWAP is a temporary emergency program that helps eligible households afford water and wastewater services.  Payments […]

  The Project Share Contribution Program provides emergency funds to utility residents in a crisis, who are unable to pay their water, solid waste, recycling, and stormwater bills. It is funded by customer and corporate donations. Why Contribute Without water service, basic sanitary needs such as bathing or showering, washing dishes, washing clothes and flushing the […]

Are you are struggling to pay your water bill? The City would like to help through the Water Hardship Fund. The Fund is part of a program administered by the Durham County Department of Social Services to help residents pay their past-due water bills. It cannot be used for penalties and fees. Through a simple […]

Governor Roy Cooper has issued a new order stopping electric, gas, water and waste water companies from stopping services for non-payment over the next 60 days. The order goes on to suggest that banks should not charge overdraft fees or penalties during that period.       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark […]

Good news in Wake and Orange counties. Utility companies won’t disconnect your water service during the coronavirus public health emergency. The City of Raleigh issued a statement that read “During this time, we want to ensure all Raleigh Water customers have access to clean drinking water and wastewater services. We will continue to monitor guidance […]

Dunkin has fired employees at a New York location who dumped water on a homeless man who was charging his phone so he could call his mother.       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark

Live in Raleigh and worried that you can’t find bottled water ahead of Hurricane Florence? The city of Raleigh says you shouldn’t worry about it. See the video below.   Durham also wants people to know that they don’t have to go searching for bottled water.       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark […]

Whew! Stuff got real last night during the Miss America pageant. Check out how Miss Michigan introduced herself.       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark

Last night, Duke played Michigan State in Durham at Cameron Indoor Stadium. A local radio personality tweeted a photo of a sign spotted at the game that appears to mock the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.       Follow Karen Clark on Social Media Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark

The Lifetime network is fast-racking an original movie about one of the most scandalous crises in U.S. history — contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan. The contamination of Flint’s water supply, the massive health issues and failed leadership of Gov. Rick Snyder continue to be followed closely by the media and the story is still […]

In Newark, N.J., officials have closed the water lines for 30 schools in the Public Schools system due to the discovery of lead and discoloration. In a Wednesday announcement, New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection and school district are using water from other sources, the Huffington Post reports.

Cities throughout the state such as Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon and Holland have seen higher cases of lead in children as far back as 2013.